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At 100 days, McCrory enters new policy phase

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory seems to have found his footing within state government after more than three months in office. The question is whether voters and Republican colleagues at the General Assembly will continue to like where he stands. Full story...
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Charlotte gets latitude on taxes for NFL stadium

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Legislators have given final approval to let the city of Charlotte use current area hotel and prepared food and beverage taxes to assist with upgrades the Carolina Panthers want for Bank of America Stadium. Full story...
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NC House Republicans file major immigration bill

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North Carolina House Republicans have filed legislation granting driving privileges to undocumented immigrants while adding new enforcement measures, including a provision allowing law enforcement officers to check immigration status during stops or arrests if they reasonably suspect a person is living in the country illegally. Full story...
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Bill would require license for mopeds in NC

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video Mopeds are a popular and efficient way for many drivers to get from point A to point B. But a proposed bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives could reduce the number of moped drivers on the streets. Full story...
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Bill stops NC cities, counties from pop limits

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Some legislators say just because New York wants to ban supersized sodas and other sugary drinks doesn't mean North Carolina cities and counties can try it, too. Full story...
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Brunswick teacher rallies against school performance bills

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videoThe Brunswick County Board of Education got a lesson on new bills in Raleigh that would grade schools based on performance grades. Teachers feel they would be penalized and could lose pay under the system. Full story...
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Commission's tactic to remove Berger last worked in 1935

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a history of run-ins with his fellow commissioners. It appears after last night's meeting they have finally had their fill. Now they're moving to censure him and remove him from office after a 40-minute public argument. That run-in may have been one of Berger's last thanks to a little-known law. Full story...
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Republican Rouzer readies for repeat run for Congress

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video Just months after losing a tight race for Congress, Republican David Rouzer is ready to run again. Rouzer says he's better known now, which should make another campaign easier. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to begin process to remove Berger from office

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"I'm not crazy" – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's outraged declaration Monday night set the tone for a lengthy board discussion that ended with a formal move toward Berger's removal from elected office. Full story...
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Group says pending bills could impact voting rights

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video As many as 2.5 million people voted early in North Carolina during last year's presidential elections, but one group believes that number could soon be significantly less because of a series of voting laws working their way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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